There’s a long tradition of casting brilliant British and Irish stars in pivotal Star Wars roles (Alec Guinness, Peter Mayhew, Peter Cushing, Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor to name but a few) so it’s little wonder Rogue One: A Star Wars Story features a plethora of homegrown talent.
How many of them did you spot in that galaxy far far away?
Valene Kane – Lyra Erso
The Fall’s Rose Stagg and Thirteen’s DS Lisa Merchant played leading lady Felicity Jones’ on-screen mum, Lyra Erson, wife to Mads Mikkelsen’s Imperial Science Officer, Galen.
Beau Gadson – Young Jyn Erso
In Netflix royal drama The Crown she plays a young Prince Margaret, so young star Gadson seems the perfect choice to be charged with playing Rogue One’s leading lady in her younger years.
Felicity Jones – Jyn Erso
You’d be hard pushed to miss seeing this British actress on screen in Rogue One. And of course, you probably know her from British classics like The Worst Witch, Doctor Who, Chalet Girl and The Theory of Everything – not to mention The Archers.
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